Jackie Coogan Biography (1914-1984)
SIDELIGHTS: "At the age of six, Jackie Coogan was a millionaire with Jackie Coogan Productions, under the directions of his father, doing a multimillion dollar business. His childhood was sheltered in a tinsel world of mansions, swimming pools, 10 custom built Rolls Royces, with a special chair built-in for "The Kid" that was really a stationary upholstered swivel rocker. Helived in a world of adults and at a very early age learned to hunt and fish under the able tutelage of his dad, who was his constant companion. His love of the outdoors, developed a such an early age, remained one of the most important aspects of his life. He did a great deal of flying, golfing, fishing andhunting. His favorite indoor hobby was cooking. Jackie was considered one ofthe finest gourmets in the non-pro field. He was the only theatrical personality to have a law named for him--the 'Jackie Coogan Law' also knownas the child labor law."
- Appeared with his father (dancing) at the Orpheum, Los Angeles, 1919.
- London Debut
- Vaudeville act with John Coogan, Sr., performed special material plus solo, Near East tour, 1924.
- Principal Stage Appearances
- Make a Million, 1968; Sweet Bird of Youth, 1968; The OddCouple, 1969; Come Blow Your Horn, 1969; The Music Man, 1971.
- Major Tours
- Vaudeville show with father, 1928-29; vaudeville shows, 30 weeks, 1935; tour with Jackie Coogan Orchestra, Betty Grable vocalist, nine months, 1937; night club show, What a Life, 21 weeks, 1940; European vaudeville tour,1938; summer tours with Ted Cassidey, 1963-65; Blue Denim, Canada, 1967; U.S. and Europe with Donald O'Connor, 1950; Brother Rat, NY; Take Me Along, Buffalo, NY.
- Film Debut
- Skinner's Baby, 1916.
- Principal Film Appearances
- The Kid, 1919-20; Peck's Bad Boy, 1920; My Boy,1921; Trouble, 1921; Daddy, 1922; Circus Days, 1922; Oliver Twist, 1923; Long Live the King, 1924; Boy of Flanders, 1924; Little Robinson Crusoe, 1925; Ragman, 1925; Old Clothes, 1925; Johnny Get Your Hair Cut, 1925; Bugle Call, 1927; Buttons et Lou, 1926; Tom Sawyer, 1930; Huckleberry Finn, 1931; Home on the Range, 1933; College Swing, 1938; Million Dollar Legs, 1939; The Joker Is Wild, 1957; The Actress, 1958; A Fine Madness, 1965; The Shakiest Gun in the West, 1967; Roques Gallery, 1967; Shakiest Gun in the World, 1969.
- Television Debut
- Irwin Allen Show, 1947.
- Principal Television Appearances
- Series: Pantomine Quiz, 1948-56; McKeever and the Colonel,1960s; Cowboy G-Men, 1951-53; The Addams Family, 1963-65. GuestAppearances--Playhouse 90, 1955; Frank Sinatra Special, Milton Berle Show, Bob Hope Show, Suspense, Red Skelton Show, 1956-59, Joey Bishop Show, 1967; U Don't Say, 1967; Truth or Consequences, 1967; Woody Woodbury Show, 1967; The Name of the Game, 1969;The Interns, 1970; Jeanie, 1970; Partridge Family, 1970;Stump the Stars, 1970; Barefoot in the Park, 1970; Matt Lincoln, 1970.